Before materialising as unique, one-of-a-kind precious objects, these handcrafted jewellery pieces started out as story fragments. Melody-wisps from a musical instrument maker’s symphony of exotic woods. Ancient rhymes glinting from old-mine cut gems. Songs from Sirens washing pearls and corals in waves. Until along came two tall, story-telling Dutchmen, lit up by laughter, driven onwards by passion. One a jeweller expert-connoisseur; one an outstanding goldsmith – together friends and colleagues for over twenty years. Now they have a new story to tell.
It’s called The Amsterdam Collection by Statement Jewels – a range of jewellery conceived of and crafted, by hand, from start to finish, in the historic centre of Amsterdam. By up cycling painstakingly selected elements of jewels who had forgotten how to gleam, and combining these with bright, new, consciously-mined gold’s, Mart van Drunen and Frederik Bakker meld past and present into future. Each one-off piece is uniquely signed and numbered and hand-engraved with a vertical triple-x; the defining symbol of Amsterdam. Welcome into our story.